...from the Transit Bar
15 May 2014 - 17 Aug 2014
Located in Contemporary Gallery B102 directly across from the Cafétéria des beaux-arts
This summer, viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit and share their own stories while ordering a drink …from the Transit Bar.
Vera Frenkel’s …from the Transit Bar is a seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, comprising video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. Created in 1992 for the renowned international exhibition DOCUMENTA that occurs every five years in Kassel, Germany, …from the Transit Bar is one of the influential Toronto-based artist’s most ambitious projects. On view in Canada for the first time in nearly two decades, the installation recounts perennial themes in Frenkel’s oeuvre related to issues of exile, cultural migration, translation, and the indeterminacy of meaning.
Wednesday from noon to 4:30 pm
Thursday from noon to 7:30 pm
Friday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Whiskey (Cutty Sark)
... from the Transit Bar, 1992, reconstructed 2014
bar structure and equipment, tables and chairs, player piano, plants, newspapers, raincoats, stools, bar sign, lighting,
carpet, 6 video monitors, 6 laser disks, software, 120 square meters
Gift of the artist, Toronto, and purchase, 1997
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
© CARCC 2014